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April 07, 2010

Blood suckers

The University of Hertfordshire in England is set to offer an MA in Vampire Literature (via Agent Bedhead).

In case anyone is still unclear on the historic decadence of our elites, some presentations from "Open Graves, Open Minds" a conference/segue as prequel to the degree.

- Bloody hell. Sodding, blimey, shagging, knickers, bollocks. Oh God, I'm English - Translating Spike by Dr. Charlotte Bosseaux (University of Edinburgh).

- The Brutal and Bloody: Representations of the ChupaCabra in Rudolfo Anaya's Curse of the ChupaCabra by Prof. Suryendu Chakraborty (Krishnagar Women's College).

- Fundamentalism, Hybridity and Remapping the Vampire body: Postmodern Vampirism and the Presidency of George W. Bush by Dr. Sorcha NĂ­ Fhlainn (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland).

- Zombies and Ninjas and Class, Oh My!: Marxist Paradigms in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Julia S. Fullman (California State University, Fullerton, USA)

Not that I am against vampires, far from it, but I am a firm believer in applied vampire studies. Ruining good fun in the name of a stale dated poke at George Bush appears to be the best academia can manage.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 7, 2010 08:28 AM

Comments

Well, they seem to have forgotten about Vladimir Poontang, virile vampire.

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 7, 2010 09:22 PM